For goalies on two-way contracts it’s not always easy to combine the NHL team you sign with and the AHL you are likely to spend most of the season with on a new mask, especially since everyone’s preference is to be in the Big Leagues.
David Leggio struck a perfect balance on his new Washington Capitals-Hershey Bears lid for the 2013-14 season.
Painted by Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx, the mask is a beautiful blend of iconic images from both cities and teams, including rendering of Mount Rushmore on the right side that not only works in Washington, but was painted to look as if it was made out of chocolate, a nod to the sweet (and ongoing) candy-making history of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
A Hershey Kiss wrapper flies above the edible Mount Rushmore, while below it are images of the Hershey Chocolate Factory and a roaring bear, all painted in colours that compliment Washington’s farm team. On the other side, in bold Capitals’ colours, are images of the
White House, US Capital Building, Abraham Lincoln, and soldiers planting an American flag. the famous scene of Marines planting the American Flag at Iwo Jima.
A Washington Capitals logo spreads its wings across the chin, while the backplate is a nod to Leggio’s hometown of Buffalo, his alma mater, Clarkson University, and a “Davis Pins” nickname that involves a bowling league.
In the meantime, enjoy Leggio’s latest. It works whether you are a fan of the Capitals, the Bears, or just great-looking goalie masks: